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Heartbroken Holly wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • My son is Catholic.
  • His wife is not (she was raised Jehovah's Witness), but now says she does not even believe in God.
  • They were not married in the Church but have a 4-year old son.

His wife is seeing someone else, stating she has been involved with this other man for many months and wants a divorce. My son has exhausted all avenues to save his marriage, but his wife is adamant about ending the marriage and demands he file for divorce.

  • Is it a sin for my son to divorce his wife?

Holly

  { If my son's wife's been seeing another man, and wants a divorce, it is a sin for him to divorce her? }

Bob replied:

Holly,

It sounds like she is divorcing him so he has no sin.

Since he married outside the Church he will have little difficulty with the annulment, because technically this marriage was outside the Church anyway.

He should talk to a priest about the particulars. I’m very sorry that your grandchild will be the greatest casualty in this mess.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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